Lange Kievitstraat 118-120
2018, Antwerp

+32 3 206 7510

+32 3 206 7511

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Managing Partner: David Dessers
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Managing Partner: Filip De Schouwer
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Partner: Pieter Capiau
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 20
Network memberships:, European fintech platform
Languages: English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish

Cresco is a premier business law firm focused on providing business law advice and counsel to entrepreneurs, emerging, growth and established companies and various types of investors, including private equity investors, venture capitalists and strategic corporate investors.

Our international focus and transactional work ensures that our lawyers are very well-versed in developing market trends and practices, hence providing our clients with a strong strategic advantage in a competitive environment.

Cresco has market-leading capabilities and thorough experience in private equity and venture capital, emerging and growth companies, general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, technology and innovation counselling, entrepreneur and executive guidance, complex commercial agreements, real estate and dispute resolution, as well as in a large variety of operational legal, contractual and strategic matters.

"They offered great assistance. They have the best people, a great understanding of emerging technologies and venture capital combined with twenty four-seven responsiveness. That's what you need when you deal with the big guys. Cresco has the technical chops and pragmatism to match their legal acumen."

"They are by far the best legal team a venture capital fund can think of."

David Dessers

Pieter Capiau

Mergers & Acquisitions - Recent transactional highlights:

  • Xpenditure on exit to Sodexo;
  • PMV and SmartFin Capital on acquisition of Newtec;
  • Unchained Labs on acquisition of Trinean;
  • Vortex Capital and ABN Amro Ventures on acquisition of Cars on the Web.

Venture investments and fund formations - Recent transactional highlights:

  • Fortino Capital on investments in Bloomon, Real Impact Analytics, Teamleader, Aproplan, Slick Software Solutions, Fitshe and Unified Post;
  • Partech Ventures on investment in E-Peas;
  • Silverfin on investment by Index Ventures;
  • ABB Ventures, LRM and Nuhma on investment in Enervalis;
  • imec.xpand and imec.istart on their fund formation and various investments;
  • Hummingbird Ventures IV on its fund formation and various investments.